• Project Manager, Communications & Marketing

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Communications and Marketing
  • Overview

    Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.


    Reporting to the Senior Business Director within Fred Hutch’s Communications & Marketing Department, the Project Manager is responsible for guiding the planning, coordination and successful execution of strategic projects, initiatives and integrated marketing opportunities. The Project Manager also drives review, scoping, prioritization and tracking of incoming communications and marketing requests from other Fred Hutch departments and divisions, including responsibility for stakeholder communications and requester satisfaction. This role requires a self-starter who can work independently and collaboratively in a deadline-driven environment. The Project Manager collaborates with other members of the Communications & Marketing Department, as well as other administrative departments and scientific divisions to plan and drive shared communications and marketing efforts in support of key strategic initiatives.


    • Work closely with writers, content strategists, marketers, media relations, social media, employee communications, design and web production colleagues, as well as partners in Philanthropy, Business Development and Human Resources to define, plan, prioritize and execute on a variety of marketing and communication projects
    • Define and document project scope, goals and deliverables that support organizational goals in collaboration with stakeholders and senior management; develop full-scale project plans, timelines and associated communication documents using appropriate tools; identify and manage project dependencies and critical paths
    • Collaborate with marketing, design and UX, and content directors to plan and help manage major web, user experience, content and multimedia projects, including determining required support resources; assisting with sprint/campaign planning, communication and design; and tracking progress against milestones and key deliverables
    • With oversight and input from VP and department directors, build and maintain an integrated marketing matrix and calendar to plan, track and ensure effective execution and measurement of multi-channel communications and marketing initiatives, events and announcements
    • Scope and manage communications and marketing requests from other departments and divisions; maintain project data and Asana site/process to ensure effective assignment, tracking, completion and measurement of all requests requiring department support
    • Serve as department liaison with key constituents in other administrative departments and scientific divisions; foster strong collaboration and understanding of department capabilities and strategic priorities
    • Collaborate with senior marketing analyst on request process reporting, analysis and KPIs, as well as evaluation of stakeholder feedback to drive customer satisfaction, process improvements and appropriate staffing to support demand



    • Bachelor’s degree in project management, business administration, information systems or a related field; or equivalent experience
    • 5+ years project management experience; non-profit or academic experience a plus
    • Proven project management skillset based on industry standard practices (PMI, ITIL, Six Sigma, etc.)
    • Specific product, program, creative and/or IT project management experience using Agile principles/methods preferred


    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    • Deep understanding of the creative process and associated large-scale projects
    • Skilled at working with minimal supervision on high-profile projects
    • Exemplary organizational skills, attention to detail and service orientation
    • Excellent communication skills with stakeholders at all levels of organization
    • Highly persuasive and able to negotiate and resolve conflict
    • Adherence to strict deadlines and guidelines
    • Commitment to work collaboratively and effectively with all constituent groups
    • Advanced knowledge of and demonstrated experience with project management methodologies and tools; proficient in Microsoft Office applications and Skype for Business, MS Project, Asana, Smartsheet, Confluence/Jira or similar

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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